A galaxy far, far away…

A long-time reader noted some similarities between the 2016 election and one from one a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Most pundits see this year’s presidential election as too close to call. 1

The reasons for this 2 will be discussed ad nauseum over the upcoming weeks and months.

However, given there is a full moon overhead, and on occasion even pundits have been correct, it seems a good time to review that most hoary of tropes, American Idol.

Wait – I meant the Electoral College, though it’s an easy mistake to make: The American Idol analogy (certainly not original to us) is apt:

The popular vote in both the presidential election and AI is exactly the same; people go to the polls or text/sms in their votes for their fave, right? Well, almost; those votes will actually be cast for an elector, probably Nikki, Keith, Randy and Mariah (and seven more geniuses in Missouri) who will then accordingly pledge to cast their vote for either Obama or Romney…

In tiny little baby steps, we inch ever closer to a place from which we will be unable to return. And we do so blind to recent events that glaringly point out the error of our ways. 1

Depressing as all hell.

A galaxy far, far away...

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  1. Back in the day we noted: “There is as yet a notable difference between theft and the Electoral College.” Given the results of the 2016 election, we truly can not say that any more.

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